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New Images From 'Jack Reacher,' 'Anna Karenina' And 'Violet & Daisy' With Saoirse Ronan

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 20, 2012 at 3:16PM

Over the weekend, this writer finished reading "Persuader," one of Lee Child's dozen plus books centering on ex-military man turned drifter/problem solver Jack Reacher, and it only underscores how divisive the casting of Tom Cruise is in "Jack Reacher," based on "One Shot." In the books, Reacher is a six foot something, larger than life bruiser whose sheer physical size can be intimdating to those who cross his path -- not exactly the kind of image you get from the 5'7" Cruise. But with a new image now landing, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie is ready to address the doubters. 
Anna Karenina

In a wholly different kind of literary adaptation, Joe Wright reteams with Keira Knightley for Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" which will premiere at TIFF before rolling out into theaters worldwide. And as usual, Wright is upping his game a little bit.

As has been widely reported so far, the big wow factor of this incarnation of the tale is that it was shot entirely in a studio, and it turns out that creative decision had a fiscal benefit as well. With a budget of $30 million, had the film gone out on location, the price tag likely would've been twice as much, and considering how hard it is to get dramas these days made, it might've proved to be a stumbling block to getting the picture made at all.

Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Holliday Grainger, Oliva Williams and more, "Anna Karenina" will open on U.S. shores on November 16th. [Kinopoisk]

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This article is related to: Jack Reacher, Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Anna Karenina, Violet & Daisy

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